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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 90. “How to handle praise and criticism”

How do we handle the twin pressures of praise and criticism? What is the healthy spiritual response? What inspiration can we derive from Jesus and the scriptures? We delve into my teenage memories and an old appraisal…… “Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain […]

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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 89. “Praying for what you don’t really want”

We continue a new series today based on the book, “Unloading the Overload: Stress management for Christians” by Chris Powell and Graham Barker.  Today’s episode is not based on material in the book, but inspired by its theme.  Let’s explore the issue of praying for things we don’t really want. What is the place for prayer […]

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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 88. “Time: energy, faith and the character of Christ”

We continue a new series today based on the book, “Unloading the Overload: Stress management for Christians” by Chris Powell and Graham Barker.  Today’s episode is not based on material in the book, but inspired by its theme.  Let’s explore the issue of time and the need for energy, faith and the character of Christ […]

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The Sunday Sample 67: “Faith Journey”, Worship Team Devotional on Acts 9

““Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.” (Acts 9:5 NIV11) “get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”    The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground,” (Acts 9:6–8 NIV11) “In a vision he has […]

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“The Road to Joy”, Acts 8.26-40

Malcolm Cox, Watford Church of Christ A multi-cultural evangelistic encounter “Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of […]

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“How to thrive spiritually”

On a recent tour of  Israel, I spent some good time with my old friend Douglas Jacoby.  We discussed the Psalms and he mentioned the book he’s written on them called “Thrive!”. I bought a copy and started reading it straight away. It’s been blessing my spiritual life and I thought I’d bring you a […]

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“Amazed!”, Acts 8.9-25

“What amazes you?” The possibility of the amazing is what keeps us looking forward The possibility of the amazing is what keeps us optimistic The possibility of the amazing is what keeps us faithful People who lose the possibility of the amazing lose the life for which they were designed What helps and what gets […]

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“The Kingdom” Class 2

“The kingdom of heaven is like….” (Matt 13.24; 31, 33, 44, 45, 45, 47, 18.23; 20.1; 22.2) “The community or people ruled by God and with whom he dwells, to some extent reality now but to be fully consummated in the future” Kingdom Class 2 Handout The Kingdom Class 2 Slides 1. “Your kingdom come” Present with Jesus […]

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“The connection between the kingdom, peace and joy”

What is the connection between the kingdom of the heavens, peace and joy? I’m teaching a three-part series on the kingdom for the Thames Valley churches of Christ.  There’s no way I will do it justice, but I do hope to make it more relevant to myself and the congregation.  One of the kingdom verses […]

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“How to have a harvest of joy”, Acts 8.1-8

“How to have a harvest of joy” “On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off […]